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Old 07-05-2011, 10:04 PM
Location: Maui County, HI
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Originally Posted by cagary View Post
Leave it to a liberal to start calling people "stupid" when others don't agree with them.

There is not one static "pie" of employment here on the Big Island that needs to be divided up by the people living here. We need to make more pies. There is an ever expanding demand for goods and services here and if the government would get out of the way, people would step up and provide these goods and services and they would be working again (full time).

If an employer and potential employee agree to employment terms, the government should just get out of the way and let us get back to work. We are not children that need to be protected and taken care of by bureaucrats in Honolulu or Washington. We are adults and we can look after our own best interests which include feeding our families. If my employer offers health care benefits as part of my employment package, fine. If not, I'll find a way to pay for my health care. Just don't make it so expensive and difficult for employers to hire me in the first place.

This is my humble opinion. Anyone who disagrees is not "stupid".

I didn't call anybody stupid. I said it's stupid that health insurance is tied to your job.

Do you know the history behind that? During WWII, the federal government capped wages, so employers started using benefits as a way to attract workers. Health insurance was one of these benefits, which is how it became tangled with employment. It's an accident of history caused by the government, and it's the reason healthcare is so expensive in this country and why such a large portion of our population is uninsured, unlike every other developed nation.

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